In a world in where there is an ongoing battle between relevance and longevity, it is very hard to focus on particular molecules that would morph the complete organism until the change is notorious.
Luckily, we are witness to one that is slowly but steadily getting more present in more and more releases.
OBSCURE BASS is a monster take on Tropical Bass.
We are not talking little hindrances like zombies, the ring girl or even Hulk. No, we’re talking Godzilla versus King Kong, where two ferocious forces get berserk and get down with the truly dirty. ILLUMINVTY may not be financed by shady corporations, lead by well known mega-billionaires, but they took the name and aesthetics to create a subversive form of cohesive sarcasm with the hopes of mass consumption.
It’s not only the low and deepness of this bass, but making this a full-fledged epic tribute to Miami Bass and Dirty South beat-makers with current sonic fixes.
There are no peaks and valleys, instead straight adrenaline rushes until you hardline or surrender. Entranced in a brilliant subterfuge of percussion, bass and budding rhythms under the beats clapping there spans numerous cultures.
People, especially not familiar with the ever expanding and eclectic afro-colombian music, would not see how to adhere to this trap-influenced deep bass merging into an emotional charged genre like cumbia.
However, Fake Moustache & ILLUMINVTY found a way to pull it off.
One thing about this album is when you download it, you will find an amazing collection of art made by Cuantika Studios ,whose work has reached the masses in subtle ways.
If you have recently seen Mad Decent, and in fact a great portion of related blogs, you may have noticed a new slow and addictive branch in the Brazilian Bass. In fact, this track also in the EP featuring underground icon Deize tigrona, will drop even lower the frequencies while keeping pace with the new approach.
Cohesive examples can be found in all sorts of releases.
Brazil can be represented by AMA$$A, who drops his signature to Pagodao.
This cut will feed all your bass hunger. It is also free.
Israeli Bangeristas/Activists Balkan Beat Box get involved in this approach by the hands of Burnin’ Man usual suspect Joro-Boro. His take of “Political F*ck” is so on point digging further the bass into the ground while making a statement.
Last but not least, perfect beauty emerges from a chaotic scenery of overpopulated trap-inspired releases in Asali from Flarve.
Like the Cactus’ flower in the middle of the desert. This song will only be seen by those who look for it.
So enjoy it.
Out next Thursday, April 24th on Jeffree’s and available now on Mad Decent Premium is 813′s new EP XOXO! Summertime starts early for Russia’s futuristic beatsmith 813. His latest EP on Jeffree’s is the soundtrack to an infinite waterslide in a Nintendo 64-bit world. “XOXO” starts off the release with hype-inducing chord stabs, that builds and drops with more energy than a new born baby could fathom. If you made an apple pie in 2046 and set it on your window sill, birds would come by and whistle the first 32 bars to “Thank You.” It’s a timeless positive motivator that suddenly hits you with a “dry hump in the fetal position” Jersey drop. Once you make your way back to your feet you’re just in time for “Prpl Drunc” a sort of reprise to “XOXO” that leaves you on the beach with a MaiTai while your snorkel and fins dry by the sunset.
One of our favorite people DJ Gorky of Bonde do Role just released a great new mixtape of female fronted brazil tunes for the Deep Beep‘s mixtape series all pulled from his expansive vinyl collection. Check out the mix above and read a great interview with Gorky about the mix and his recent projects HERE!
01.Adriana 01 – Saw Mommy Cê? 02. Marilia Medal – Xaxado To Amaze Sadness (version 7 “) 03. Clara Nunes – Sabia (Re-edit) 04. Marinês – Janaina 05. Nana Caymmi – Cala Boca Boy 06. Maria Bethania – Mano Caetano 07. Alcione – Figa From Guinea 08. Fafa de Belem – Emoriô 09. Celeste – Love The Three 10. Joyce & The Tribe – Onocêonekotô 11. Watusi – Oyo manages 12. Doris Monteiro – Younger 13. Alcione – Drum Criola 14. Claudette Soares – No Bronquear 15. Eloah – Yemanja 16. Claudia – Gamboa 17. Maria Creuza – Ossain 18. Georgette – Kirie
The official music video for Major Lazer – “Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams)” dropped today! Pharrell’s vocals are fully illustrated by legendary tattoo/graffiti/all around design genius Giant One of REBEL8 in this awesome animated lyrical adventure.
Stream the video above and purchase “Aerosol Can” + Major Lazer’s new EP Apocalypse Soon on iTunes HERE!
Apocalypse Soon Tracklist
1. Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams)
2. Come On To Me (feat. Sean Paul)
3. Sound Bang (feat. Machel Montano)
4. Lose Yourself (feat. RDX & Moska)
5. Dale Asi (feat. Mr. Fox)
Tune in this Saturday to BBC 1Xtra for the latest episode of Diplo & Friends where the one and only, Diplo, will be laying down tracks for the entire 2 hour duration of the show. This is your chance to catch up on what Mr. Mad Decent has been up to lately and to get a glimpse into what his latest, and soon to be your, favorite tracks are. Don’t miss out!
Nano 4814, who made the cover art for the recently released Sunshine EP from ALIZZZ, had recent success at the opening of his art show at the Delimbo Gallery in Spain. The artwork for the EP, featured above, sold on the opening night of the gallery. To view more of Nano’s pieces and learn more about his show, visit the website here!
Stream ALIZZZ’s Sunshine EP below and follow the links to buy the EP on iTunes, Amazon and Beatport.
Grandtheft has teamed up again with Smalltown DJs to bring us this hot new remix of Symone’s “Buyakasha”. This little dancehall number is sure to get out of your seat and grooving to the beautifully flowing island rhythms and super smooth, trappy snare and kick bass lines. Featured on “Main Course The Remixes Vol. 02″, you can stream and download this track for free on Soundcloud HERE!
We’re giving away a pair of GA tickets to see RiFF RAFF on his NEON iCON Tour top at Irving Plaza in Brooklyn! All you have to do is follow Mad Decent and Retweet us on twitter to enter yourself for a chance to win. RiFF will also by joined by special guest Grandtheft, don’t miss out on some neon excellence with the one and only Jody Highroller!
Not in NY? RiFF RAFF will be attending shows in over 30 cities on his NEON iCON Tour! Check out all dates below and CLICK HERE for ticketing info.
NEON iCON Tour
-4/10 Tuscon AZ @ The Rock
-4/12 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
-4/13 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
-4/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ Grandtheft
-4/16 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall w/ Grandtheft
-4/18 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Grandtheft
-4/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/Grandtheft
-4/21 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/Grandtheft
-4/22 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/Grandtheft
-4/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero / Theatre of the Living Arts w/Grandtheft
-4/24 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Theatre w/Grandtheft
-4/25 Ashville, NC @ USCC Basement / Moogfest 2014
-4/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft w/Grandtheft
-4/29 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues w/Grandtheft (18+)
-4/30 Bryan, TX @ Graham’s Night Club
-5/1 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/Travis Scott/Grand Theft-TEXAS TORNADO SHOW
-5/2 Dallas, TX @ JMBLYA W/ Chance the Rapper
-5/3 New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater / JMBLYA W/ Chance the Rapper
-5/5 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre w/Grandtheft
-5/6 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom w/Grandtheft
-5/7 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues w/Grandthef
-5/8 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues Sunset Strip w/Grandtheft
-5/9 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues w/Grandtheft
-5/10 Orange County, CA @ The Observatory w/Grandtheft
-5/11 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom w/Grandtheft
-5/12 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades w/Grandtheft
-5/14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox w/Grand Theft
-5/15 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre w/Grandtheft
-5/16 Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
-5/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex / Grand Room w/Grandtheft
-5/19 Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock w/Grandtheft
-5/21 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
-5/22 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
-5/23 St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
-5/24 Detroit, MI @ Philip A. Hart Plaza / Movement Festival
Zeds Dead’s new single “Hadouken” is now streamable on UKF and will also be dropping it for FREE download this Thursday via Soundcloud! Zeds Dead have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on some mind-blowing new music that elevates everything you already love about this Canadian Mad Decent duo to an entirely different level of O-M-F-G. Few have mastered a signature sound with the same level of consistent excellence, and we’ve been on the edge of our seat awaiting the new final product of their creative genius.
Stay tuned for more exciting Mad Decent x Zeds Dead announcements, and make sure to cop your free download of “Hadouken” on Thursday! Stream “Hadouken” now below:
Unapologetic and often outspoken, Elliphant has lived all over the world, including the streets of India as a teenager, and it’s exactly these unique life experiences that have led her to create such powerful material in the studio.
Elliphant’s ‘Look Like You Love It’ EP features a superstar cast of producers including DJ/producer extraordinaires Skrillex, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Dr. Luke and Diplo.
The first single off the EP ‘Revolusion’ embodies Elliphant’s undeniable edge and desire to shake things up amongst an already complacent generation and is exactly what sets her apart from other female artists who dominate the charts.
Taking her new material on the road, Elliphant will be performing live in Brooklyn and Los Angeles in April and plans to tour more cities this summer.